Mavournin Ma*vour"nin, Mavourneen Ma*vour"neen (m[.a]*v[=oo]r"n[=e]n), n. [Ir. mo mhuirnin my darling; mo my + mhuirnin darling.] My darling; -- an Irish term of endearment for a girl or woman. ``Erin mavournin.'' --Campbell. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • mavourneen — or mavournin [mə voor′nēn] n. [Ir mo muirnīn] Irish my darling …   English World dictionary

  • mavourneen — noun Etymology: Irish mo mhuirnín Date: 1800 Irish my darling …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mavourneen — /meuh voor neen, vawr , vohr /, n. Irish Eng. darling; dear. Also, mavournin. [1790 1800; < Ir mo mhuirnín my darling] * * * …   Universalium

  • mavourneen — noun /məˈvʊəniːn/ darling, sweetheart …   Wiktionary

  • Mavourneen —    Written by George H. Jessop and Horace Townsend, this sentimental play featuring a ballad singing stage Irishman opened 28 September 1891 at the Fourteenth Street Theatre and ran for 102 performances. It was this production that launched… …   The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater

  • mavourneen — n. (Irish) mavournin, darling, dear …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mavourneen — ma·vour·neen …   English syllables

  • mavourneen — /məˈvɔnin/ (say muh vawneen) noun my darling. Also, mavournin. {Irish Gaelic mo mhuirnīn} …   Australian English dictionary

  • mavourneen —    From the Irish mo mhurnin, ‘my darling’. It is used by an Englishman to an Irish woman in The Sleepers of Erin, by Jonathan Gash. Her response is to tell him: ‘And you can stop that.’ One would normally expect this vocative to be used by an… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

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